Help get these trees in the ground.

Residents are being invited to join a group of volunteers from Bathscape’s Community Action for Nature group who are teaming up with Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Parks team to plant hundreds of new trees in Rush Hill Open Space.

Local people are welcome to join the mass planting event on Saturday 29 February at 10.30.

900 native trees including beech, oak and lime trees will be planted in what will be Bathscape’s final tree planting session of the winter.

Councillor Paul Crossley, cabinet member for Community Services, said: “We’re extremely grateful to everyone who has turned out in all weathers to help at the tree planting sessions held over the winter months. The trees will enhance the area for both wildlife and the local community and help us to tackle the Climate Emergency by absorbing carbon. We aim to plant 100,000 across Bath and North East Somerset over the coming years and everyone involved in these planting sessions is helping us to reach that goal.”

The planting session will be led by Avon Wildlife Trust, with trees provided by Bath & North East Somerset Council.

During the spring and summer the Community Action for Nature group will turn its attention to restoring local grassland.  Grasslands and meadows are another vital habitat for tackling climate change.

For further information, please visit the events pages of our website https://www.bathscape.co.uk/events/ or email info@bathscape.co.uk. If you are interested in attending the session at Rush Hill please call Nicole on 0745 809 1435.

For your further information:

Bathscape aims to encourage people to enjoy and look after the green setting of the world heritage site around Bath. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), it will deliver a range of projects between now and 2023, including practical volunteering, advice to landowners, meadow creation, learning and skill projects and encourage the active enjoyment of the landscape.

Bathscape is a partnership project with 13 key partners. Bath & North East Somerset Council is the lead partner.  For more information contact: Lucy Bartlett – 01225 477265/ 07816 641 745 or email:  Lucy.bartlett@bathscape.co.uk.

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